Adams Papers

From John Adams to Abigail Smith Adams, 13 November 1798

Brookfield Nov. 13. 1798

My Dearest Friend

From Williams’s We went to Worcester took an early dinner at Barkers, and proceeded on to Drapers in this Town where We put up. Children you know when they are toothing, are Somewhat fretful, and the Toothing of the Second Childhood, is equally apt to make peevish. But though my Mouth is so sore as to give me a sore throat and an head Ach, I am neither fretful nor peevish: if I knew you could Sleep at night and be chearful by day I Should be very well I believe in health and Spirits.

Nelsens Victory is mightily believed upon the Road: But after so much fabrication one should be cautious till the best evidence arrives. I know not whether We shall go farther than Sprinfield tomorrow. Good night.

J. A.

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